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HC lets rape survivor, 12, abort 23-week fetus

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Friday permitted a 12-year-old alleged rape survivor to terminate her 23-week pregnancy. The court had on June 26 sought a report from a medical board and on its recommendation allowed her plea, reports Swati Deshpande.
On July 3, an HC bench, while allowing the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) to take place on July 6 in Sangli, directed that a DNA sample of the fetus be preserved for forensic tests as evidence for a trial.
The minor had told her mother that she was “repeatedly raped by some persons in the neighbourhood,” noted the HC order.
At her first examination, she had already crossed the legal bar of 20 weeks for termination. The medical board said given her tenRead More – Source